Kyoto is regarded as the cultural and historical soul of Japan. It was the capital of Japan for over 1000 years, when in 1868 the capital was moved to Tokyo. It is known worldwide for its numerous traditional Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines and exquisite Japanese gardens that radiate peacefulness and serenity. Kyoto is an essential travel destination for anyone visiting the ‘land of the rising sun’, who will be greatly rewarded by its beauty, tradition and culture.
Kyoto is located in the Kansai region on the island of Honshu and along with nearby Osaka, Nara and Kobe are the most significant cities of the region. Its historical importance and the role it plays as one of the primary destinations for Japan’s visitors, has led Kyoto to be well connected to other large cities and major transportation hubs like Kansai airport. Anyone wishing to travel from Kansai airport to Kyoto has many options but we will be concentrating on the most direct, easiest to navigate and fastest ways to travel between these two destinations. The first travel option involves a direct train service – the Limited Express Haruka route that is run by JR West. Alternatively, there is also a bus service known as the ‘Airport Limousine Bus Service’ which involves three companies working in conjunction to provide a direct bus route to Kyoto. The final option is a fast and convenient Kansai airport taxi or private transfer.Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Osaka at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.